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things done, here is something president obama could do probably by himself that would be a single accomplishment of his presidency, end the war on terror. for the first time since 9/11, an administration official has raised this prospect. said in a speech to the oxford union last week, that as the battle against al qaeda continues, there will be come a tipping point as so many of the leaders and operatives of al qaeda have killed or captures such as al qaeda as we know it has been effectively destroyed. our efforts should no lo loaninger -- this is the longest period that the united states has lived in such a situation. longer than the civil war, world war i, world war ii, it grants the government extraordinary authorities and effectively suspends civil liberties for anyone the government deems the minute and also keeps us at a permanent war feeting in all kinds of ways, endsing this situation should be something that -- james madison the author of the constitution was clear on this topic. of all the enemies to public liberty, he wrote, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded becaus
together and get things done, here's something president obama could probably do by himself that would be a single accomplish money of the his presidency. end the war on tar rohr. for the first time since 9/11 an official has raised the prospect. johnson said in a speech to the oxford last week as the battle against al qaeda continues, there will be come a tipping point at which so many of the leaders and operatives of al qaeda and its affiliates have been killed or captured such that as al qaeda as wi know it has been effectively destroyed. at that point, he says, our efforts should no longer be considered an armed conflict. you might not realize it, but we're still living in a state of war. this is the longest since the civil war, world war i, world war ii. it grants the president and federal government extraordinary authorities, effectively extends civil liberties for anyone the government deems an enemy and keeps us in a permanent war footing in all kinds of ways. end this situation should be something that would appeal to both left and right. james madison, the author of the const
will talk to the chief economic adviser of the romney campaign and president obama's former budget czar peter orzack, among others. >>> also, let me tell you about the biggest success story in latin america. it's not brazil. much closer to home. then, as the world watches the arab world struggle with democracy, we'll take a look at the problem from an unusual perspective, upside down. how does a country turn away from democracy as eastern europe did 50 years ago? i talked to pulitzer prize winning historian anne happalbaum. >>> the administration had a choice save chrysler by injecting taxpayer dollars or let it fail and let it lose perhaps a million jobs. car czar steve ratner gives us a fascinating inside look. for viewers in the united states, we have a special tonight at 8:00 and 11:00 p.m. eastern and pacific called "tough decisions." >>> but, first, here's my take. announcing that he would send proposals on reducing gun violence in america to congress, president obama this week mentioned a number of sensible gun control measures. but he also paid homage to the conventional washing
, president obama will be in newtown. he will speak at a memorial service. before that service, he will meet with members of the victims' families and also with first responders, as well. we know the names were made public last night. 12 girls, 8 boys killed in all. either 6 or 7 years old and 6 adults killed at the school, as well. they were all women. the medical examiner said the primary weapon in the massacre was a semi-automatic rifle that was found at the scene and every victim he examined, which were seven victims, had been hit more than once. one case 1 1 ti1 times. he penetrated the school building by literally shooting his way into the entrance with an assault weapon. wolf? >> soledad, the day before a gunman massacred 20 school children in their classrooms all ages 6 or 7, first graders right here in connecticut. lawmakers in michigan passed a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons in schools, despite the objecs of the school state boards. in illinois they struck down a ban on carrying concealed weapons. in florida, officials announced they would soon issue their
, president obama's national security adviser thomas donilon. >> what were the risks? there were obviously risks to the forces carrying out the operation. there was a risk of failure and its impact on the united states and its face to the world. there was risk to the pakistani relationship. we were undertaking a unilateral action in pakistan to go after osama bin laden. all those risks were on the table and had to be considered by the president and the principals that made their recommendation. there was a lot of history president in the room. secretary gates was national security during desert one. i was an aide to carter during desert one. it was clearly on people's minds. also what was in the room, it's interesting, was one of the aspects that came out of desert one and that was a formation of a unified special operations forces command. the very troops, the forces here that would carry out this operation that had become such a unique asset of the united states. >> the president made one decision informed, it seems to me, by that history. he asked for two backup helicopters. >> he asked
obama will try to comfort the victims' families today when he arrives here, scheduled to arrive in newtown in a few hours. he's going to meet with families and first responders and then tonight he will speak at an interfaith vigil and we will bring that service to you live in its entirety, in our 7:00 p.m. eastern hour. the president will be speaking live here. we have to get to the investigation now. important to tell you what we know. police say they are confident every question involving the crime will be answered. we're finding out more details of how the alleged gunman got into the school. i want to go to alison kosik who joins me with more on that information. what do you know, alison? >> i'm standing in the neighborhood where adam lanza, the gunman in this massacre, used to live with his mom nancy. we haven't confirmed yet whether or not this crime scene has been shut down. we haven't seen any activity since yesterday afternoon. the focus, though, still seems to be on the school. we are learning new details from the governor of connecticut dan maloy. he was on "state of t
. >> do you think the united states has a role? >> certainly it does. president obama came out during the egyptian up riding saying that it has to go. clearly the united states has put itself on the side of people that want to live in freedom and democracy. i think it does deserve the united states making a strong remark. the way the constitution is written morsi's decree suggests that egypt is going in the wrong direction. this kind of contested national dialogue is a good thing. the problem is no one is moving toward compromise. they're moving toward confrontation. that means that brotherhood will seek to impose its will on the residents of the population and nobody is willing to put up that. >> what does this say about morsi? he came across as this broker in the gaza negotiation. is he a dictator in sheep's clothing? >> when we were on your program over the summer and morsi wads elected president and he said he's a fighting personality. this is the way i think both of us expected him to behave. i don't think he wants to make himself president for life. this constitutional declarati
obama came out during the egyptian up riding saying that it has to go. clearly the united states has put itself on the side of people that want to live in freedom and democracy. 'til now, the administration has been circumspect. i think it does deserve the white house making a strong statement about the importance of freedom, democracy, accountability, rule of law. certainly as mark said, the way the constitution is written morsi's decree suggests that egypt is going in the wrong direction. in the abstract, this kind of contested national dialogue over a constitution is a good thing. the problem is that no one, no one is moving towards compromise, they're moving towards confrontation. and what that means is that the brotherhood will seek to impose its will on the rest of the population, and as we've seen in the past two weeks, nobody is willing to put up with that. >> what does this say about morsi? he came across as this broker in the gaza negotiation. is he a dictator in sheep's clothing? >> when we were on your program over the summer and morsi wads elected president and we said he's
interview with the man tasked to run the decision-making process, president obama's national security adviser tom donilon. >> did people worry it would be desert two? >> this is why it was a tough decision. what were the risks? there were obviously risk to the forces carrying out the operation. there was a risk of failure and the impact on the united states and its face to the world. there was risk to the pakistani relationship. we were undertaking university lateral action to go after osama bin laden in pakistan. those risks had to be considered by the president. i will tell you this in line with your question. there was a lot of history present in the room. secretary gates. there was a national security aide during desert one. i was an aide to carter. vice president biden was in the senate at the time of the desert one operation. it was clearly on people's minds. also in the room was one of the aspects that came out of desert one and that was the formation of a unified special operations forces command. the troops, the forces that would carry out the operation, that had become such
, president obama's national security adviser tom donilon. did people worry this was going to be desert two? >> yeah. fareed, this is why it was a th? there were risks to the forces carrying out the operation. there was a risk of failure and its impact on the united states and its face to the world. there was risk to the pakistani relationship. we were undertaking a unilateral action inside pakistan to go after osama bin laden. so all those risks were on the table and had to be considered by the president and the principals who made their recommendation. i will tell you this in connection to your question, there was a lot of history present in the room, secretary gates. there was a national security aide during desert one. i was a young aid to president carter. vice president biden was in the senate. it was clearly on people's minds. also what was in the room, it's interesting, was one of the aspects that came out of desert one and that was the formation of a unified special operation forces command, the very troops, the forces here that would carry out this operation that had become such a
with president obama at the school. from the president of the united states, friends or houses of worship here, members of this community are seeking solace all weekend. this morning, some of the children survived the shooting, went to sunday school just like they did every week, it sounds like a simple thing, wasn't simple or easy for anyone. not for the children or their teacher. >> reporter:his is where some of the children who were killed at sandy hook elementary prayed and went to sunday school. she was back on this sunday for all her students, including those who survived. >> you had a lot of children here in this room, what was that like for you. >> it was a little bit -- it was very scary, because i spent yesterday trying to prepare for today. but you don't know what's going to happen. and right in the middle a child raised their hand. i said yes, and they said, my friends died. later on when we got to the point where we prayed, pretty much every child in here had a prayer, and many of them were my friend jack died, my friend ben died, my friend charlotte died. we prayed, we probably p
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